Experience visiting and learning about Trong Mai Ha Long Island

Hon Trong Mai is considered a symbol of Ha Long tourism printed on the 200 thousand dong banknote. So what do you know about the legend of Hon Trong Mai Ha Long, what to visit and discover? Let’s “pocket” right in the following article. 

Where is Trong Mai Island in Ha Long Bay?

Discovering Trong Mai Ha Long Island first of all you also need to find out where the location is. Hon Trong Mai is located in the southwest area of ​​Ha Long Bay, 5km from Bai Chay pier. Hon Trong Mai is also located very close to Dinh Huong Island and Dog Stone Island. 

Hon Trong Mai – Ha Long tourism symbol

Admire the unique beauty of Trong Mai Ha Long Island

At first Hon Trong Mai was just a small rocky island. Over thousands of years, under the influence of the weathering process, it has formed a unique shape as it is today. Hon Trong Mai Ha Long consists of two rocky outcrops rising up, like a rooster and a hen standing opposite each other. The special thing is that Trong Mai island has no legs. If you look at it from afar, you think these are two rocky outcrops floating on Ha Long Bay. 

Hon Trong Mai is located in the middle of the clear blue sea, creating a beautiful picture. Visitors will be free to pose for check-in with the beauty of Trong Mai island. 

Admire the beauty with 1-0-2 of Hon Trong Mai Ha Long

Attached to the couple’s love story

Not only having a unique beauty, Hon Trong Mai is also associated with a touching story about love. Under the newly born Vietnam, Ngoc Hoang appointed the Dragons to come down to earth to fight the enemy. However, after the victory, but the dragons did not return, they sent a pair of roosters to call back. But sent the wrong pair of roosters and hens. Because they were so infatuated with the young beauty of the world, the roosters forgot their assigned task. Since then, the hens have turned to stone and have the appearance they have today. 

After millions of years, Trong Mai Ha Long Island still stands proudly in the middle of the beautiful Ha Long Bay. That is the expression of faithful and eternal love. Hon Trong Mai is considered a symbol of love, happiness and longing for lasting love. 

Hon Trong Mai is associated with stories of love

Instructions on how to move to Trong Mai Ha Long Island

To visit Hon Trong Mai from Hanoi, you can travel by bus, motorbike or train. As for those who live far away like Da Nang or Saigon, it is most convenient to travel by plane to Hanoi.   

Self-driving cars or motorbikes

To be proactive about traveling, you can take a self-driving car or motorbike trip with the following 3 schedules: 

  • Hanoi – Bac Ninh – Ha Long (total 155km): Depart from Hanoi -> National Road 5 -> Sai Dong fork -> follow road 1 to Bac Ninh -> road 18 -> Pha Lai -> Chi Linh – > Dong Trieu -> Uong Bi -> Ha Long. Total travel time is about 3 hours. 
  • Or route 2: Hanoi -> Hai Duong -> Ha Long (170km): From Hanoi -> Hai Duong city -> Nam Sach town -> turn QL183 -> through Sao Do town -> Dong Trieu – > Uong Bi -> Ha Long. Total travel time is about 3-4 hours. 
  • Hanoi – Hai Duong – Hai Phong – Ha Long (total 160km): Depart to explore Trong Mai Ha Long Island from Hanoi -> Hai Duong city -> Quan Toan (Hai Phong) -> National Highway 10 -> National Highway 18A -> Ha Long. Total time 3 – 3.5 hours. 

Bus to Ha Long

If you want to travel by bus, you can depart from Gia Lam, My Dinh or Luong Yen bus stations… The price ranges from 100,000 VND to 130,000 VND. Travel time is about 4 hours. 


If you want to travel by train, you can take the Halong Express train from Gia Lam station to Ha Long. The price ranges from 100,000 VND and has a travel time of about 5-7 hours. 

Traveling to Ha Long by bus is convenient

Notes when visiting Trong Mai Ha Long Island

Together “pocket” the following notes when visiting and discovering the beauty of Trong Mai Ha Long Island 

  • If you go individually, you can join a train, and when you go in a group, you can rent a private boat for about 1 – 1.5 million VND/boat. 
  • In case you have a lot of money, you can rent a seaplane with 12 seats. The price ranges from 1.5 million VND/person and has a flight time of 25 minutes. 
  • If traveling by train, you will admire the beautiful scenery along the way. 
  • Bring sunscreen and wear sunglasses as it is very sunny. 
  • Booking a hotel in Ha Long when discovering Trong Mai island, you should book 1-2 weeks early to get a good price. White Crown Hotel is a popular hotel in Ha Long today. For booking details, please contact phone number 0203 3834 534 for specific advice. 

Knowing the experiences of visiting Trong Mai Ha Long Island above will help you have a trip to discover many experiences. Don’t forget to save these beautiful moments with this beautiful symbol of Ha Long for your upcoming trip. 

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